(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc is just as hot as it was when I picked it up 10 yrs ago! Mica Paris is one of the most underrated artists out there...she's got the vocal range, power, and control and a soulful delivery, and this album fully displays her gifts. While every track on this album is great (from the hip-hop/soul of the title track, which features a rap by Rakim, to the ballad "Who Can We Blame"), my favorites are "If I Love U 2 Nite", "You Can Make A Wish", and "Truth and Honesty". This album is made up mostly of club-type and mid-tempo cuts, all with a hip-hop vibe. Unfortunately, this CD is out of print, but if you come across it, grab it!!! Believe me, you won't be disappointed."
Much overlooked in the U.S., Contribution is rich and smooth
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With Contribution, Mica Paris takes the success of her first album, "So Good", and adds more depth and richness. Her voice is so original, very flavorful....it's surprising that she has been pretty much invisible in the U.S. There is a range of songs here, and as in most albums, some are stronger than others. I am no impartial music critic though, I am in love with her voice, and I think she makes the most of the weaker tracks. My two favorites are # 2 and #5. "South of the River" cooks with that cool jam type rhythm.... you know, you don't necessarily have to dance to it, but it makes you snap your fingers. The Brits have that style locked. "If I Love U 2 Nite" lets her silky voice plead with sweet vulnerability, even in the midst of the slow, funky pacing of the beats. Hey I would buy a Mica Paris album in a heartbeat. She could sing "Wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round".... but, of course that's just my opinion. It should be all you need, though, so buy it!"